Office of Application Engineering and Development


The Office of Application Engineering and Development (AED) is responsible for the full life cycle management of the USPTO's automated information systems, consistent with the USPTO's strategic IT plans and supporting technical architecture. The Office designs, develops the systems and validates that the business areas functional and performance requirements are met prior to delivery to Operations for production testing and deployment. 

AED consists of four divisions: Product Design and Development, Patent Systems, Trademark Systems, and Corporate Systems.

On June 28, 2017, Pam Isom, Director of AED, presented on Critical Success Factors for DevOps Transformation to the ATARC Federal DevOps Summit.